The Yard

Archive for ‍‍ אלול ה תשעב / תשרי ה תשעג - September, 2012

Sit on it

‍‍יג תשרי ה תשעג - Friday, September 28th, 2012

The bench has arrived! Most of the irrigation is also installed. Only a bit left to do before the final steps.


‍‍יב תשרי ה תשעג - Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Today the irrigation installation began. All that level land was trenched, the plumber ran his lines, the control box was mounted, and the crew cleaned up with such attention that the crew manager was picking chunks of dirt off the sidewalk with his bare hands. More irrigation installation tomorrow.

level bedded

‍‍יא תשרי ה תשעג - Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The crew finalized a lot of beds and installed the metal edging today. The plumber comes tomorrow to get the hookups ready for the irrigation system. The irrigation crew came by and flagged the yard which denotes where junctions, nozzles, and lines will be placed. We also have decided to have a tree service come […]

Grading and boulders and post update

‍‍י תשרי ה תשעג - Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Geno came by the house early this morning and as always, was awesome. He was able to answer all of our questions and put all of our concerns (read: nervousness) to rest. The post will have trim below the bench that will cover the parts that didn’t look perfect, the post will be stained so […]

Post part 1

‍‍ט תשרי ה תשעג - Monday, September 24th, 2012

The initial installation of the post occurred today. There were a couple of issues. First, it was unclear when the installer was going to do the installation. Even after a call to our architect/GM Geno who immediately (Geno is always wonderful, accessible and on top of things) called the installer and reported back that the […]

Concrete unvailing

‍‍ו תשרי ה תשעג - Friday, September 21st, 2012

Today the concrete guys returned to cut lines in the concrete, applied a curing agent to the city sidewalk and removed the forms from the remaining concrete. Photos follow.

The Concrete Cometh

‍‍ה תשרי ה תשעג - Thursday, September 20th, 2012

From mounds of dirt, the design suddenly emerges, in all its concrete glory! Brilliant!


‍‍ד תשרי ה תשעג - Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

No turning back now. The demo of the hardscape and the prep for concrete has now occurred. It is so wonderful to no longer have all that dead and dying debris. Tomorrow the concrete guys will take care of the three f’s: forming, foundation, and filling. More photos tomorrow!

The Before

‍‍ג תשרי ה תשעג - Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Tomorrow is the big day. Demo will begin first thing. To adequately document the progress, we’re going to post photos as we go. Below are some photos from of the way things looked before the project began.

Complete Gut Job

‍‍יז אלול ה תשעב - Monday, September 3rd, 2012

After years of struggling with the front yard, we finally gave up. Grading was wrong, drainage was wrong, weeds ruled, the grass was fading, and we had no automated irrigation. We’ve also struggled with the ugliness of the front of the house since we purchased it now a handful of years ago. It was time […]